Council hears request for Welcome Days

WELCOME — The Welcome City Council met Tuesday evening. Zac Gerhardt requested more electrical posts at Hansen-Keck Park for the summer festival vendors. The council reminded him that a similar request last year was denied since the council would like to have more events near the downtown area with the other events. Gerhardt reported that there were more vendors each year and the car show and more inflatables were scheduled for the park site. Blowers for inflatables require 20 amp each. It costs about $400 to reserve the park for the weekend. The council asked Gerhardt to bring some quotes or estimates of cost for 100 ft. of 200 amp service to the next council meeting. Other resources were suggested for the cost since the park fund doesn’t have a lot of money available now.

Damages to roofs, etc. from the recent storm were discussed. Some were eliminated and some were for steel roofs and some the adjuster labeled as cosmetic. The clerk was asked to see if the adjuster would return and to advise him of one more location that needed inspection. They would like more information as to what a payment might be, etc.

The agreement for facility use of the ball field with the MCW School District was discussed. The council approved the agreement for $14,000 a year for this year and reserved future discussion for the following years. The City maintains the ballfield with mowing and water and electric charges and gravel added periodically as needed.

In other news:

The council discussed the quotes for the replanting of trees and trimming and approved a contract with Aherns Arbor Care for $8,000+. They hope to start planting trees on City properties in a month. The trees have been delivered.

Chief of Police, Trevor Yochim, reported that there will be a Bike Rodeo this Sunday in Sherburn, Welcome and Trimont. He also reported that the trailer park looks better than it did but it still needs quite a bit of work and so do some other properties in the City.

The council approved cancelling the July 2nd meeting since it is near the holiday. The council was reminded that there is a fire and township meeting on Aug. 19.

The council went into closed session.

The next meeting of the Welcome City Council is scheduled for 6 p.m. on June 18 at Welcome City



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